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Building and campus networks for fiber distributed data interface
Author(s): Thomas F. McIntosh
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Paper Abstract

The FDDI standard provides for a high speed optical channel for interconnections between mainframes and peripherals and for use as a backbone network between lower speed local area networks (LANs). As FDDI networks move out of the data center environment detailed engineering rules are required to construct and administer the dual ring architectures for building and campus applications. This paper reviews the generic building and campus layouts presented last year at the SPIE OE/FIBERS ''89 Conference and demonstrates the implementation of the logical rings within the standard physical star building wiring topology. New work is presented to simplify the engineering rules reported last year and to conform to the EIAII''IA Commercial Building Telecommunications Wiring Standard. The networks addressed range in size from those confined to a single closet to those spanning a single multi-floor building to larger networks encompassing a campus involving multiple buildings. The introduction of colorcoded fields and specialized administration labels results in simplified engineering rules for constructing networks of any size and configuration which conform to the FDDI dual ring standard.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1364, FDDI, Campus-Wide, and Metropolitan Area Networks, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24615
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Thomas F. McIntosh, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1364:
FDDI, Campus-Wide, and Metropolitan Area Networks
Kadiresan Annamalai; Stewart K. Cudworth; Allen B. Kasiewicz, Editor(s)

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